How to apply
◆ Applications are available at the Crown
Point Police Department, 124 N. East St.,
or on the city’s website at www.crownpoint
◆ Completed applications must be returned
to the police department no later than
4 p.m. Feb. 28.
◆ A police officer’s starting annual pay
is $41,393.82 for probationary officers,
$47,665.28 for second-class officers and
$52,683.02 for first-class officers. New
officers usually serve one year as a
CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer.
With retirement options coming up the department knows that it will be seeking one new officer in the near future. In addition to the general public, the department is specifically inviting military veterans who have served on active duty for a minimum of 180 days since Sept. 11, 2001, to apply.
To participate in the application process a copy of the DD214 veterans form must be provided. Because of this, the process is open to anyone who qualifies.
In the past, Crown Point has tried to hire officers that have already graduated from a police academy and served as officers elsewhere. This time it is open to all. If the person chosen has not graduated from an academy, Crown Point will have to send the person to the school in Hobart.
The first step after filling in the application will be for candidates to pass the minimum physical agility test to meet the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Exit standards. These include: a vertical jump of at least 16 inches, 29 sit-ups in one minute, 25 consecutive push-ups, running 300 meters in 71 seconds and 1.5 miles in 16 minutes 28 seconds. The failing of any single category results in a failed test, and that person is out of the applicant process.
After passing the agility test, applicants will be allowed to take the written test. There will be a non-refundable $25 fee paid by each applicant to the Crown Point Police Department to cover the cost of the test.
The city department will proctor the test, after which the actual test will be sent to Stanard & Associates for grading and ranking of everyone that took the test, therefore keeping any possible political influence out of the ranking process.
After the written test all applicants will have oral interviews conducted by the city department.
At its Jan. 30 meeting, the Board of Public Works and Safety approved the hiring of Stanard & Associates for the test, grading and ranking. The test is what is used nationally by law enforcement agencies, and is the test recommended by the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, according to Police Chief Pete Land.